Weekly Sermons

Why Believe? Part 1
May 23, 2021
I recently had the opportunity to sit with 13 young adults between the ages of 16-30 and talk about faith issues. All grew up in Christian homes and were a part of the church through their childhood and teenage years. Now in their young adult years, however, most of them are pretty disconnected from any community of faith. What do they believe? Why should them believe? Is Faith something for them? Read more »

What Is Reality?
May 09, 2021
Christ is Risen! Or is He truly risen? How many people doubt the greatest event in world history – the reality that someone who was dead for three days resurrects back to life and never dies again? Read more »

The Victory of Christ's Resurrection
May 02, 2021
On one occasion Michelangelo, the great Renaissance artist, turned on his fellow artists in a spirit of indignation. He complained: “Why do you keep filling gallery after gallery with endless pictures of Christ in weakness, Christ on the Cross, of Christ hanging dead? Why do you concentrate on a passing episode as if it were the last work, as if the curtain dropped on Him with disaster and defeat? That dreadful scene lasted but a few hours. Instead, why not focus on His unending and eternal victory. The stone has rolled away! Christ is alive! Jesus reigns in triumph!” Read more »

The Lasting Joy of Palm Sunday
April 25, 2021
“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” What is this “joy of the Lord” and how can we carry such joy throughout our lives? Read more »

Saint Mary of Egypt and Recovery From Trauma
April 18, 2021
Instead of reading the life of Saint Mary of Egypt in a simple manner as a sinful woman who deeply repented, maybe we should she that she possibly came from a traumatic past. Read more »

The Ladder of Divine Ascent
April 11, 2021
Life is a journey which has a particular destination but many people don’t use any divine GPS to guide them on the path and thus, end up not knowing where they’re going. They wander around, they travel down dead ends, they go in the wrong direction, and after many years and even decades they end up lost, no closer to the divine destination which God calls us to discover, a journey’s end into the Kingdom of Heaven. Read more »

The Suffering and Salvation of the Cross
April 04, 2021
Suffering is not a sign of God’s rejection of His beloved, an abandonment of His children, or the victory of evil. Suffering is simply a part of the path that can purify us on our journey toward God; carrying whatever Cross we may have in our lives can unite us even more to our Savior. Read more »

Union With God
March 28, 2021
Union with God. Communion with our Creator. Here lies the focus and center of our Christian journey. Our goal in life is nothing less than this union with God. Read more »

Understanding Icons
March 21, 2021
When I come into the church on Sundays, I typically get here an hour before the Matins service begins, and the first thing that I do is go around to all the icons on the walls of our church and greet all the saints by kissing them. Read more »

Forgive Us As We Forgive Others
March 14, 2021
"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” does not mean God is unwilling to forgive us if we won’t forgive others. “But if, despite God's unfailing eagerness to forgive, we on our side harden our hearts and refuse forgiveness to others, then quite simply we render ourselves incapable of receiving divine forgiveness. Read more »

It's Time to Act
March 07, 2021
“Let him do anything but act. No amount of piety in his imagination will harm us if we can keep it out of his will. Let him do anything but act.” This is the guidance of Screwtape, who is a senior demon training his junior demon nephew on how to lead Christians away from God. Read more »

Welcoming Sinners to Come Home
February 28, 2021
here is only joy in the return of a sinner, no matter when it happens in their lifetime. God patiently waits and then rejoices. He has no interest in punishing. He’s not giving the sinner what he deserves. He patiently waits, day after day, year after year, with hope that every sinner will come to his senses and turn back toward God. Read more »

The Poison of Pride
February 21, 2021
Saint Anthony the Great’s words summarize the spirit we are called to attain: “Always reject pride and consider everyone more righteous than yourself.” Read more »

Humility and Love
February 14, 2021
Humility. It’s not really a popular virtue today. It seems like our society promotes much more pride, egotism, vanity, even conceit and arrogance. Read more »

Learning from Tom Brady About the Use of our Talents
February 07, 2021
There are many other athletes that may have just as much or even more talent than someone like Tom Brady, yet they never make it into the professional leagues, no less win 7 super bowls. What can we learn from Tom Brady? Read more »

Jesus Sees Something Special in Each of Us
January 31, 2021
Do you know what makes you special? God created each one of us unique and beautiful, He created us in His image, He created each of us as beautiful as a rose. Read more »

Seeking God Above All Else
January 24, 2021
How serious are we in our pursuit for the Kingdom of God? Before we answer that question, let’s reflect on the lives of a few of the saints we commemorate this month. Read more »

The Change Christmas Brings
December 27, 2020
Did Christmas truly change the world? Did Christ come into the world to usher in a utopia? The Jews waited for a Messiah, whom the ancient prophets foretold would usher in a new era, fundamentally changing history? Yet let’s be honest, can we say that the world we live in is such a different place pre-Christmas compared to post-Christmas? Read more »

Good News of Great Joy for Difficult Times
December 25, 2020
The year 2020 will be remembered throughout history as the year of the global pandemic. Not only disease and death. Corruption. Greed. Violence. Hatred. Divisiveness. Fear. Anxiety. The future surely seems uncertain. Is there Good News during difficult times? Read more »

The Mystical Celebration of Joy
December 13, 2020
During this year of a pandemic, when we’ve all quarantined and separated ourselves from one another, it’s so hard to stay disconnected from people. Fellowship and communion with one another offer us life, and yet, the pandemic keeps us apart! Where do we find joy? Read more »

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